We know that this year has been an exceptional one for our students, so we have joined forces with De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) to support their ‘Are You Okay?’ campaign.
We want to let you know that we are here, we are listening and we want to support you as much as we can to have the best student experience possible while you’re with us.
Throughout the academic year, you can tell us how you are feeling by filling out the Are You Okay? survey.
Each week of the campaign will have a different theme. This week the focus will be on the services provided by Healthy DMU and the support available to all students.
Enter our competition and you could win an iPad!
Tomorrow (Tuesday 1 December) we will be running a competition* on our @dmuleicester Instagram account with an iPad up for grabs as the prize. To find out more about how to enter, keep an eye on our Instagram stories tomorrow.
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Healthy DMU is our university wide initiative to support your health and wellbeing while you study at university. There are lots of resources available to you both online and in person.
The Healthy DMU Hub is our one-stop shop of resources, hints and tips on managing your health and wellbeing. You can find support for your physical and mental health and also find out more about classes and events you can take part in.
There are also other ways of accessing support through Healthy DMU:
These sessions support you and your studies while at DMU and we have developed an online programme which is available for you to book on to. You can go to as many as you wish and they are all free for DMU students.
Single Point of Access (SPA) appointments
These are a 45-minute appointment and an opportunity to discuss your situation with a member of support staff.
You will be offered advice on the day and referral to relevant support staff within student welfare. At the end of the appointment, you will be given an action plan of what to do next. You can book an appointment via MyGateway.
Learning to focus on the here and now can help to improve concentration and regular mindful practice can boost our feelings of wellbeing, helping to manage the distractions in our day to day life.
DMU has a team of qualified Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Instructors who offer sessions to students throughout the year, along with useful hints and tips for a mindful way of life. More information on mindfulness and guided meditation can be found on the Healthy DMU Hub.
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
Lots of people do not consider their medical condition/mental health a disability and will often not apply for the support that is available to them. If you are eligible to receive DSA you could receive support towards the cost of lots of things to make it easier while studying at university.
Covid-19 has created many challenges especially for students. We have created an online resources section to help you practice self-care and boost your wellbeing whilst at home, including information of online sessions and videos to help you with social distancing too.
If you have any questions about Healthy DMU or the support available to students you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Your voice matters, take a look here to find out more about how you can let us know your thoughts and feedback.
Posted on Monday 30th November 2020